May 23, 2014

Week in Review: Bank to Gamble on MMJ + Unusual Licensing Process & Cannabis Stocks Under Fire

By Chris Walsh A bank indicates it will roll out the welcome mat for medical marijuana businesses, Nevada’s largest county reveals a “Shark Tank”-esque process for evaluating MMJ applicants and [click to continue...]

May 21, 2014

New Mexico Dispensary Owners Fear Proposed Regulations Will Cripple MMJ Industry

By Fred Dreier Dispensary owners in New Mexico are concerned about the future of medical marijuana in the state, fearing that proposed rule changes will create an unworkable system and [click to continue...]

May 19, 2014

Inside the Fast-Growing Vaporizer Market: Q&A With Vipvape Founder Raphael Pepi

By Fred Dreier In 2011, Raphael Pepi saw rapid expansion within the electronic cigarette market and believed there was an opportunity to sell similar products to medical marijuana patients. A [click to continue...]

May 16, 2014

Week in Review: $20M in Recreational Marijuana Sales + Award Enhances Industry’s Credibility

By Chris Walsh Colorado releases recreational and medical marijuana data for March, a notable ancillary cannabis firm wins big and a Canadian company makes grand claims. Here’s a closer look [click to continue...]

May 13, 2014

Oregon Dispensaries Casting Wide Net to Lure Patients in Cities With Moratoriums

By Fred Dreier Many dispensaries jockey for customers on a highly local level, targeting patients who live or work nearby. But medical marijuana centers in Oregon – one of the [click to continue...]

May 12, 2014

Guest Column: Targeting Baby Boomers as Customers, Employees Can Pay Huge Dividends

By Becky DeKeuster What’s one of the fastest-growing segments of the medical cannabis market? Hint: many of you are likely in it. Baby Boomers are increasingly taking an interest in [click to continue...]

May 9, 2014

Week in Review: 2nd Rec Cannabis State Poised for Liftoff + Power Players Behind MMJ Applications

By Chris Walsh The nation’s second recreational cannabis market takes a big step forward, notable names apply for Nevada business licenses and medical marijuana laws gain traction in several states. [click to continue...]

May 7, 2014

’3-Legged Stool’ Needed to Start Cannabis Business in Nevada – Q&A With Attorney Bruce Gale

By Fred Dreier Attorney Bruce Gale began working in Nevada’s budding medical marijuana industry shortly after voters legalized dispensaries in 2013. Since then, he has helped prospective dispensary operators and [click to continue...]

May 5, 2014

Sales Tax Creates Rift Among San Jose Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

By Fred Dreier Bad blood is brewing in San Jose, California, between medical marijuana dispensaries that pay the city’s sales tax and those that do not. Some entrepreneurs have recently [click to continue...]

May 2, 2014

Week in Review: Another 1st for Cannabis Industry + Partnership Fizzles & Edibles Controversy Grows

By Chris Walsh A notable television ad, the end of a dispute between two well-known cannabis companies and controversy over edibles in Colorado. It was an eventful week in the [click to continue...]

April 30, 2014

Guest Column: How to Break Through Real Estate Roadblocks in the Marijuana Industry

By Matt Walstatter One of the biggest challenges my wife and I faced when opening our dispensary in Portland, Oregon, was finding a location. From July through October of last [click to continue...]

April 28, 2014

Winning Cannabis Awards Can Boost Sales, But Savvy Marketing Required

By Fred Dreier The increasing popularity of marijuana-specific awards shows and industry competitions has given cannabis entrepreneurs an expanding platform to advertise and promote their products. In addition to the [click to continue...]

Projection: $3B in Taxes if Every State Legalizes Cannabis

The liberalization of marijuana laws across the United States has led to increased tax revenue [click to continue...]

Arizona Rec Legalization Effort Officially Begins

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The Marijuana Policy Project has formally filed documents in Arizona to start work on a [click to continue...]

Alaska TV Reporter Quits to Support Legalization, Run Marijuana Club

The Internet has been on fire since Sunday night with the tale of a TV [click to continue...]

Colorado Recreational Cannabis Industry Boosting Other Businesses

Marijuana-related companies aren’t the only businesses benefiting from the legalization of recreational cannabis in Colorado. [click to continue...]

29 Groups Interested in Applying for Minnesota MMJ Licenses

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More than two dozen groups have officially expressed interest in applying for licenses to cultivate, [click to continue...]

Panel Differs on Impact of Rec Industry on Colorado’s Economy

Is the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado making the state less attractive to businesses [click to continue...]

IL Municipalities Seeking Contributions From MMJ Firms

With Monday looming as the deadline in Illinois for medical marijuana business applications, a number [click to continue...]

Warren Buffett’s Subsidiary Company Testing Cannabusiness Waters

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A subsidiary company of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate is is reportedly exploring the waters [click to continue...]

New Poll Good News for D.C. Marijuana Legalization

A ballot measure to legalize possession of marijuana in Wasington D.C. got a boost on [click to continue...]

WA Rec Shop Lottery Winners At Risk of Losing Licenses

Washington State is warning dozens of applicants for recreational marijuana business licenses that their chance [click to continue...]

Lawsuit Over ‘Pot Pavilion’ Highlights New Cannabis Business Risks

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A Colorado marijuana edibles company is under increasing heat as a lawsuit filed against its [click to continue...]

Lobbying Group Turns Tables on Overconsumption Story

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) is using a now-infamous first person account of excessive cannabis [click to continue...]

Consultant Company Pursues IPO-Friendly Restructure

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Mjardin Management isn’t exactly an original idea, given that it’s a consulting and management company [click to continue...]

IL Gubernatorial Candidate: Auction Off MMJ Licenses

If Republican Bruce Rauner had his way, Illinois’s 60 medical marijuana dispensary permits and 21 [click to continue...]